University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Language Teaching

This programme will students' love of language and its teaching, giving them the knowledge and professional skills you need to enter this area, or to extend their current careers; students will learn through a combination of fundamental theory and practice, including class observation.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2.1 Honours degree or its international equivalent in a relevant discipline; alternatively, applicants may be considered on the basis of employment or relevant experience; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Core modules include: language and the learner; language, education and society; professional practice; research methods (part 1) sources of knowledge; research methods (part 2) conceptualising research: foundations, assumptions and praxis; research methods (part 3) planning research. Optional modules include: language programme design; language testing; evaluation and design of TESOL materials; techniques and processes of teacher education and supervision for TESOL; TESOL for young learners; online language learning; approaches to media analysis; teaching texts across borders: from picture books to teenage fiction and film; theory and practice of 2nd language learning; TESOL methodology; text, discourse and language teaching; 2nd language teaching curriculum and language in use.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PgDip Full-time £ 5,400 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 11,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months
PgDip Part-time £ 2,700 per Academic year (home fees) 21 months
PgDip Part-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 21 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Moray House School of Education Edinburgh EH8 8AQ Scotland

Key information

Programme Director
Telephone number: 
0131 651 6145